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The Saints Departed
     

The Saints Departed

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by Jack Trammell
 

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History and the fate of great nations often turns on remarkably small events--a note dropped on the ground, a garbled radio message, or a case of mistaken identity... Or one person who goes against his or her nature for a split second and causes the elaborate machinery of war and politics to completely break down. During World War II, occupied Paris was a city filled

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History and the fate of great nations often turns on remarkably small events--a note dropped on the ground, a garbled radio message, or a case of mistaken identity... Or one person who goes against his or her nature for a split second and causes the elaborate machinery of war and politics to completely break down. During World War II, occupied Paris was a city filled with people acting contrary to their better natures. The Saints Departed, is a novel of these ordinary/extraordinary people and their supreme moments when regimes could suddenly topple, leaders falter, and the course of war irrevocably change direction. Based on many factual plots and stories, The Saints Departed centers around an ill-fated love affair between an overconfident German agent and a female French Resistance fighter bent on revenge, who find themselves entwined in a massive conspiracy that will end either with Hitler's death and a pre-invasion peace with the Allies, or a persecution of the French people far worse than anything imaginable. [Cover art by Dirk A. Wolf]

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Kathy Gregory
It's love and it's war--and it's fair to say it satisfies readers of those genres and spy thrillers too! With a rhythm and cadence that matches the story line, Trammell takes us through our paces and stops abruptly at defining real loyalty.
Anonymous Reviewer
The Saints Departed is destined to become a classic and will, in all probability, be shelved next to Remarque's All Quite on the Western Front. The character of Moselle is compelling. He is a spy, a cold-blooded killer, but not much more than a confused boy, one who won my sympathy and understanding even as I was appalled by his acts. Mr. Trammell, you are a fine writer indeed; impressive even. Very Highly Recommended.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000065044
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
01/15/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
482 KB

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Saints Departed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! It is interesting, suspenseful, romantic (but not overly so), and dramatic. A good read if you like novels that take place in other times and places. The beginning is slightly slow, but once you get into it (which doesn't take long), it is hard to put down because you are wondering exactly which side everyone is on... The main character is a German spy stationed in Paris, who is assigned to deal with the French Resistance effort. I probably would not have bought this if I had realized it was from the perspective of a German in WWII, but I am very glad that I did. The story is great, but I noticed the ebook seemed to have many technical/grammatical errors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was written with careful attention to historical detail. If you have any interest in the complicated French national experience in World War II, or simply enjoy a good tale of espionage with a romantic twist, you might find this novel worth reading.